Phyllis was born in Portland, Oregon into an artistic family that fostered the creative process. She graduated with Honors from Bassist College, currently the Art Institute in Portland, receiving her degree w/Honors in Interior Design. Most recently received certificates in Kitchen and Bath Design and Accessibility and Aging in Place.
As a renowned Interior Designer and Space Planner, Phyllis does not have a set style preferring to make her designs distinguishable through her sensitivity to the client's needs, budget, and appropriateness to the setting.
After years of creating beautiful and exciting interiors for hospitality clients, she became a Manufacturer’s Representative for DuPont CORIAN moving to Salt Lake City, on a Special Assignment.
One of Phyllis’ major achievements was to create, LEE/Eastman, an exclusive high-end contemporary Design Studio, located near Bridgeport Village. Realizing there was a need for quality Northwest Contemporary Furniture in Portland she developed the project from scratch. She, “Planned | Designed | Opened | Operated” the business. Upon joining forces with Karla Green to create the dynamic team of GreenEastman in 2015, Phyllis and Karla have become a powerhouse of creativity in the Northwest.
As a designer first, and licensed contractor, she consistently provides high-quality Design/Build Services and Project Management, for residential and small commercial clients. Attention to detail ensures that the firm’s projects go from wish-list to fabulous finished projects.